Sponsorship Opportunities

ELLEN T. LESLIE BOTANICAL CLASSROOMS

Learning Lab
$500,000

The Learning Lab classroom is part of the Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classrooms, conveniently located off the plaza, adjacent to the Graeser Family Education Center. This classroom holds up to 40 students at a time and includes a smart TV and recording ability for online classes. It also includes a kitchen and connects to the greenhouse for teaching.

Teaching Greenhouse SPONSORED
$250,000  

Part of the Ellen T. Leslie Botanical Classrooms, the Teaching Greenhouse connects to the classroom, located directly off the plaza, and is used for hands-on horticultural learning activities. The greenhouse is climate controlled and includes running water and a floor drain.

Horticulture Workshop  SPONSORED
$150,000

The Horticulture Workshop is used for the Horticulture staff, interns and volunteers of WBG. This area is used for equipment and equipment repair, volunteer training, storage of tools, and includes a break room.

Courtyard SPONSORED

$100,000

The Courtyard sits just beyond the classroom and connects the classroom to the workshop for volunteers, interns and horticulture staff. The courtyard is 615 sq. ft. adorned with plants and opens onto the plaza with access to the Mary Lee Duthie gardens and the Graeser Family Education Center.

$50,000

The Interior Exhibit Wall is placed between the Teaching Greenhouse and the Learning Lab, where students can see the WBG Master Plan, as well as historical images of the former landfill. The 72 ft wall is used for rotating exhibits.

Leslie Donor Wall FULLY SPONSORED  

$1,000

In recognition of a gift of $1000, you will be recognized at the new Ellen T. Leslie donor wall, designed by Flame Run. This wall is made of glass discs, arranged to create a beautiful art installation that is illuminated at night to allow visitors to enjoy the display during evening events. Donors’ names appear on the plaque beneath the glass installation.

Tree ALLée

Beargrass Creek Overlook
$500,000

The Beargrass Creek Overlook will be surrounded by the Woodland Garden and will provide up-close views of the tree canopy in this area. Guests will also be treated to glimpses of turtles, herons, and other wildlife gathering along Beargrass Creek.

Tree Allée SPONSORED
$250,000   

The Tree Allée leads to the Beargrass Creek Overlook and will be lined with 24 American Dream Swamp White Oak trees. This path will be heavily shaded and beautiful in all seasons.

Benches in the Tree Allée SPONSORED
$15,000 each

There will be 6 benches along the Tree Allée that will provide visitors the opportunity to relax in the shaded pathway. These benches will be 120” long and will be in the most prominent pathway in the Waterfront Botanical Gardens. Sponsorship of a bench includes a plaque that will be affixed to the backrest.

Trees in the Tree Allée
$5,000 each

The Tree Allée will be lined with 24 American Dream Swamp White Oak trees to provide a beautiful path leading to the Beargrass Creek Overlook.

beargrass creek pathway

 

Beargrass Creek Pathway SPONSORED
$250,000  

The Graeser Family Education Center and surrounding gardens sit up on a hill above Beargrass Creek. The pathway will provide a shaded walk through the Woodland Garden, down to Beargrass Creek. This will be an important connector and will allow students to study flora and fauna alongside the creek.

Waterfall Stream SPONSORED
$100,000   

The Watefrall Stream is the central feature of the Beargrass Creek Pathway. The 25′ waterfall features three levels and a pool at the bottom hosting frogs and turtles. The sounds of the water is a relaxing feature in the urban garden.

Pathway Bridges  SPONSORED

$15,000 each 

The Beargrass Creek Pathway winds down the hill, and includes three bridges over the waterfall stream. The wooden bridges include a handrail for safety and will have donor signage placed appropriately.

 

GRAESER FAMILY EDUCATION CENTER AND MARY LEE DUTHIE GARDEN

Education 100
$10,000 each

The Education 100 is a group of donors who have committed $10,000 each to support the development of the Gardens. These donors will be permanently recognized on the building through an artistic installation on the columns that surround the Graeser Family Education Center.

Bus Turnaround Benches
$10,000 each

At the bus turnaround, located right at the entrance of the Gardens, there will be standard benches available for visitors to sit and take in the beautiful surroundings. The benches will be a permanent part of the landscape.

Plaza Benches SPONSORED
$10,000 each

Throughout the Education plaza, there will be benches available for visitors to sit and take in the beautiful surroundings. Available in both shade and sun, the benches will be a permanent part of the plaza landscape.

Plaza Benches (backless) SPONSORED
$10,000 each  

Throughout the Education plaza, there will be benches available for visitors to sit and take in the beautiful surroundings. Available in both shade and sun, the benches will be a permanent part of the plaza landscape.

Donor Wall
$5,000 – $20,000

This wall in the Graeser Family Education Center recognizes new donations to the Gardens as of June 1, 2019. Acrylic medallions representing the gift level, in descending size from largest ($20,000) to smallest ($5,000), will create a colorful tribute to those who have given in support of the development of Phase I.

 

 

 

Reach out at info@waterfrontgardens.org with questions.

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